February 21, 2019


An American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) member has anonymously donated $13,000 to help endow the AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award program. The award recognizes graduate students who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential at the intersection of biology and science policy.

Thirsty-one individuals have been recognized with the Award and an additional 23 scientists have received Honorable Mention recognition since the program was launched 16 years ago.

Award winners join a growing network of leaders who will advance the biological sciences for years to come through the promotion of effective science policy. Past recipients work in academia, diplomacy and foreign service, and in science policy and communications for non-profit organizations, members of Congress, and federal agencies. Recipients travel to Washington, DC, to participate in meetings with lawmakers and other science policy practitioners, and to complete a science policy and communications training program.

The support of AIBS members makes this program possible. To guarantee more students benefit from this Award, AIBS has launched a campaign to raise at least $80,000. With this anonymous gift, more than $50,000 has been raised.

Individuals committed to supporting the education and professional development of graduate students are invited to support the Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award program with a donation of any size. If you would like to make an anonymous donation or otherwise discuss a donation, please contact Dr. Robert Gropp at 202-628-1500 x 250.

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